[Nz-folk] Call me When the Cross Turns Over
john.archer at xtra.co.nz
Sun Feb 10 18:09:35 NZDT 2008
"Call me when the Cross turns over" is a goodnight remark which members
of Aussie outback shearing gangs made as they turned in for the night,
and refers to the Southern Cross circling in the sky.
A Google search gives us....
NILAND, D'ARCY Call Me When The Cross Turns Over
Angus and Robertson, London First edition 1958. First edition hard back
binding in publisher's original burgundy cloth covers, gilt lettering
to spine. 8vo 8½” x 5¼” 256 pp. Dusty page edges, without inscription.
VG in VG period artwork dust wrapper with shallow rubs to spine tips
and corners, age darkening of paper to lower panel, not price clipped
13s 6d. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection.
GBP 12.50 = appr. US$ 25.35 Offered by: Little Stour Books (Member of
PBFA) - Book number: 19938
And of course we know Australian writer D'Arcy Niland wrote the first
verse of Bright Fine Gold, published in the novel his New Zealand-born
wife Ruth Park wrote, One A Pecker Two a Pecker.
So we check the online catalogue at the NZ National Library....
Search Request: Keyword Relevance = NILAND, D'ARCY Call Me When The
Cross Turns Over
Title: Call me when the cross turns over / by D’Arcy Niland.
Author: Niland, D’Arcy, 1920-1967.
Publisher: Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1957.
Description: 255 p. ; 21 cm.
Location: Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Pacific Collection
Call Number: P 823 NIL 1957
Number of Items: 1
Location: Off-site store - Fiction (4 day delivery - send request)
Call Number: FIC DAR
Number of Items:
Your friend isn't Diane Smith of Tauranga is she, Ursula?
On 10 Feb 2008, at 5:43 PM, Ursula wrote:
> A friend is trying to track down a connection to New Zealand with the
> above title.
> Seems it could be an Australian story but is it a tale in itself or
> is it a song?
> I've trawled a few sites, but thought I'd tap into the kiwifolk
> Any comments or information?
> NZ-Folk mailing list
> NZ-Folk at kiwifolk.com
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